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  • Smart meters: are they a cure for energy blindness?

    No doubt smart meters are a good thing, but even their most ardent fans must admit that a degree of hoopla surrounds these little digital boxes. We hear that if consumers can just see how much power they use in real time, and what it costs, our energy woes will be no more. Smart meters will even cure the blind. The energy blind that is. "It can be difficult to separate the hype from legitimate ...

  • NRDC & major utilities push for national water-saving measure

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in a groundbreaking partnership with utilities from across the nation including: Austin Water Utility and San Antonio Water System of Texas and American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, with the support of East Bay Municipal Utility District of California and the New York City Department of ...

  • World Smart Meter Market to 2016

    Globally, smart meters are amongst the fastest growing markets from the last couple of years. The extension of automated meter reading (AMR) is a smart meter; it comprises the whole range of metering devices, software, communication media, and data management systems with two-way communication between the consumers and utilities. It helps to reduce the billing cost and operations cost for the ...


  • Gas Sensors and Gas Metering Market

    ReportsnReports.com adds "Gas Sensors and Gas Metering: Applications and Markets" new market research report to its store. THIS REPORT CONTAINS An overview describing the importance of gas flow metering and gas sensors/monitors Analysis of market trends, with data from 2009, estimates for 2010, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) ...


  • City of Madison Water Utility Selects Itron for Water AMI Solution

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the City of Madison, WI Water Utility will implement Itron’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for Project H2O, the City’s program to automate the collection and analysis of water meter reads. The solution will allow Madison to effectively manage conservation initiatives, improve metering accuracy ...


    By Itron Inc

  • Larson Davis Launches Next Generation SLM Utility Software - G4

    Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics, announces that a new Sound Level Meter Software, SLM Utility G4, is now available as a free download on their website. Designed to be used with the Model 831 and LxT sound level meters, this utility provides a modern interface that will enhance the user experience when setting up the sound level meters or when analyzing data. Also shipped with new ...

  • Utility Spending on Blockchain-based Platforms is Expected to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2026

    A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for blockchain-based platforms in the utilities industry, providing forecasts for wholesale energy trading, EV charging and integration, and transactive energy platforms through 2026. In 2016 and 2017, millions of dollars flowed into energy-related blockchain projects, and the adoption of the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Itron’s Water Technology Selected by Sydney Water, Australia’s Largest Water Utility

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that on July 1, 2012, Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility, will begin the 3-year-long installation of Itron’s high-efficiency meters to replace old meters that serve its residential and commercial customers in Sydney. Sydney Water serves more than 4.6 million people, supplying about 500 billion liters ...


    By Itron Inc

  • BI and Analytics: Making the Smart Utility Intelligent now available at ReportsandReports

    Dallas, TX: ReportsandReports announce BI and Analytics: Making the Smart Utility Intelligent Market Research Report in its Store.   Browse complete Report at ...


  • How First Utility Plans to Modernise Britain's Energy Industry

    In late 2011 First Utility (http://www.first-utility.com/), Britain's largest independent domestic energy company and the provider of the UK's cheapest gas and electricity deal(i), launched a manifesto to create a more competitive UK energy sector. Darren Braham of the gas and electricity provider stated: "High ...


  • `Bridging the Gaps on Prepaid Utility Service” Report Now Available

    The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report entitled “Bridging the Gaps on Prepaid Utility Service” that examines utilities’ and consumers’ experiences with prepay which is an alternative payment option in which consumers buy a dollar amount of electricity, and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Utilities Must Shift Their Business Models to Meet Changing Market Conditions

    Recent market changes have placed new pressures upon the traditional business models of power utilities. The rise of distributed generation is forcing utilities to account for more volatile and intermittent energy sources even as stricter regulations on energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions force them to turn toward cleaner, more costly forms of generation. The controversy over net ...

  • Florida Governmental Utility Authority Renews $74 Million O&M Contract

    The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has renewed its contract with Severn Trent Services to operate and maintain four water and wastewater systems owned by the FGUA for a term of five years. The $74 million contract, the largest executed by Severn Trent Services in the United States, began on June 1 and includes an additional five-year option. The contract, an extension of a 2003 ...

  • First Utility Ranked 21st in Fast Track 100 Table

    First Utility (http://www.first-utility.com), the company behind the UK's cheapest energy deal(i), recently made its first ever entry into the top 25 of the prestigious 2011 Virgin Fast Track 100. The exclusive list features the 100 British privately-owned companies with the fastest-growing sales. First Utility placed 21st nationally, and 7th amongst all Midlands-based ...


  • Four Ways First Utility Aims to Revitalise UK Energy Industry

    In late 2011 First Utility (http://www.first-utility.com/), Britain's largest independent domestic energy company and the provider of the UK's cheapest gas and electricity deal(i), launched a manifesto to create a more competitive UK energy sector. Darren Braham of the gas and electricity provider stated: "High ...


  • PG&E Ranked as Nation's Top Utility for Solar Installations

    A new survey by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) ranks Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) as the nation's top electric utility in the amount of solar power added to its system in 2011. PG&E is first in the Annual Solar Megawatts category of the more than 240 utilities that participated in SEPA's 2011 Utility Solar Rankings survey. PG&E delivers some of the nation's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NOV Mono EZstrip Muncher minimises ragging for United Utilities

    A revolutionary EZstrip TR Muncher from NOV Mono has been specified by United Utilities to increase process efficiency at its Warrington North (Gatewarth) wastewater treatment works (WwTW) by preventing pump blockages and minimising down time. The site was experiencing problems with two of its Flygt pumps which ...

  • EPA, Hawaii water utilities encourages consumers to Chase Water Waste this week

    The average American family could be wasting more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to easy-to-fix household leaks, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. That amount of water could increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent while wasting precious resources. That’s why EPA is encouraging consumers to participate in ...

  • Seattle Public Utilities Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) in Washington has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial ...


    By Innovyze

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